Brownie Fruit Pizza

06.02.2017

Brownie Fruit Pizza couldn’t be more enticing with all of it’s vibrant, naturally gorgeous fruit plus that combo of cream cheese frosting and brownies! You’ll be savoring every last crumb of this decadent dessert!

Brownie Fruit Pizza

Brownie Fruit Pizza

Do you need much more in life than this colorfully fruit laced, sweet cream cheese frosted, decadently delicious and over-the-top brownie goodness? This is what I call the finer things in life.

It’s made with a soft, chewy perfectly chocolatey brownie base that’s made from scratch and a sweet cream cheese topping. Then the fresh colorful fruit adds such a beautiful design that no one can resist!

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Brownie Fruit Pizza topped with cream cheese frosting, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, kiwi, and bananas.

Tested Until Perfected

I made a few brownie bases trying to get the best flavor and texture and this one was my favorite. It’s perfectly chocolatey, it’s not too rich. It’s what I’d considered a kid friendly brownie or similar to the boxed kind – but of course better.

It doesn’t overwhelm the flavor of the fruit or frosting, each layer here just compliments the other and when you bite through each of them together it’s simply dreamy. Talk about dessert bliss!

Brownie fruit pizza slice on a white plate, sitting on a blue wooden surface.

Special Equipment Needed

You’ll need a 12-inch deep dish pizza pan or a 12-inch cake pan.

How to Make a Brownie Fruit Pizza

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Butter and line pan, dust lightly with cocoa.
  • In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch and salt.
  • In a large mixing bowl stir together sugars, melted butter and vegetable oil.
  • Blend in eggs one at a time and vanilla.
  • Blend in flour mixture.
  • Mix in chocolate chips.
  • Pour into prepared pan and bake until set.
  • Frost with cream cheese frosting and decorate with fresh fruit.

Brownie Fruit Pizza

What Fruit Should I Use?

I think the fruit that works best here are those that pair well with chocolate – berries, bananas and kiwi. I wasn’t so sure about the kiwi, I wanted them for their green color, but they actually were delicious on this.

Just be sure to wait and add the fruit until you are ready to serve it because their juices will start to break down and make that already soft cream cheese frosting runny.

Brownie Fruit Pizza

Why Add Apple Jelly?

Then as noted in the recipe the apple jelly is totally optional, it’s not for flavor. It’s only purpose is for looks as it adds a nice glossy shine to the fruit.

Now save this recipe because you definitely need to try it at least once this summer! It will be perfect for any get together or special occasion, I mean who wouldn’t love this? It’s destined to become a family favorite. Now pass me a large slice please :).

Brownie Fruit Pizza

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Brownie Fruit Pizza

This irresistible dessert pizza is made with a perfectly chocolatey, homemade brownie base, a rich cream cheese topping, and lots of colorful fresh fruit. You won't find a crumb left!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Browie Fruit Pizza
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 14
Calories: 374 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup (95g) all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup (70g) unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for pan
  • 1 Tbsp (9g) cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (160g) packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) vegetable or canola oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup (60g) mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Frosting and fruit

  • 6 oz . cream cheese , softened
  • 1 cup (120g) powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Fresh fruit of various colors for topping (recommended are strawberries, raspberries, kiwi, blueberries, blackberries, bananas)
  • 2 Tbsp apple jelly (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter a deep dish 12-inch pizza pan (be sure it's at least 3/4-inch deep) or a 12-inch cake pan then line with a round of parchment paper on bottom, butter parchment and dust pan with 1 tsp cocoa powder. Set aside. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl stir together granulated sugar, brown sugar, melted butter and vegetable oil. Blend in eggs one at a time while adding in vanilla with the last egg. Add in flour mixture and mix just until combined then mix in chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pan and spread into an even layer, then wiggle pan to level. Bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted into center comes out free of batter about 18 - 22 minutes. Remove from oven and set on a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. For the frosting:
  4. In a mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer, blend together cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth and slightly fluffy. Spread over cooled brownies, cover and transfer to fridge and chill for at least 30 minutes (or up to 1 day). Add fruit just before serving (because the fruit will begin to break down and make the topping runny) then if desired warm 2 Tbsp apple jelly, whisk to smooth and spread over fruit with a pastry brush. Cut into slices and serve immediately for best results.
  5. Recipe source: Cooking Classy
Nutrition Facts
Brownie Fruit Pizza
Amount Per Serving
Calories 374 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 144mg 6%
Potassium 182mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 52g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 41g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 10.4%
Vitamin C 1.2%
Calcium 4%
Iron 9.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

8 comments

  • Mary-Catherine: Could you use box brownies to save time?? July 20, 2017 at 10:16am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes that would be fine. July 20, 2017 at 10:34am Reply

  • jessi: Wow, this Brownie Fruit Pizza looks so delicious and beautiful!!!! Definitely have to try make it this weekend. Thanks for sharing! June 5, 2017 at 10:11am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you love it Jessi! June 6, 2017 at 4:41pm Reply

  • Sara @ The Ravenous Housewife: Wow this looks amazing! June 5, 2017 at 6:02am Reply

  • Amy: What a great idea. I have never seen a Brownie Fruit Pizza before. It looks fantastic. Thank you for sharing. June 3, 2017 at 9:01pm Reply

  • Judy: WOW! Joined your blog about a week ago and I’m enjoying every recipe!!! Also, love your photos- might you share what type of camera you are using- just might make a new purchase! Thanks again for your very “classy” recipes:) June 3, 2017 at 9:48am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad to hear you’re enjoying my recipes Judy! Thanks for following along!! June 4, 2017 at 1:16am Reply

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